06-05-2017 Monday Memo

What every business has to have…
Besides death, taxes and change there is one other constant in the world of the business that has not changed for the last two thousand plus years, and we are fairly certain it’s not going to change in the next century or two either. 
And what is this secret you might be asking?   The one indisputable item that every business needs is employees.  Without employees, nothing else matters. 
Without employees, there is no one to fix the robotics equipment, program the computers, design and develop software programs, click the right buttons in the development of animation or graphic designs, or even operate all of the technology advances that seem to be on the forefront of our modern society these days.
Without employees, our water and sewer systems don’t get installed or repaired, without employees, emergency first responders aren’t in place to come to our aid if needed. Without employees, things don’t get done, fixed, maintained or implemented.  The wheels of progress, our quality of life and a whole lot more come to a screeching halt.
The secret sauce in any kind of business is having an available workforce.   If it’s not available, or can’t be attracted, everything else an area may have to offer means very little.
But fortunately for us, our community and region continues to feed people into the various workforce pipelines, which is a tremendous bonus for our area.   Granted, we need more engineers of every imaginable type, more doctors, nurses, and even more individuals with programmable logic control maintenance and troubleshooting skills.  
There are companies all over the region that need CNC operators, machinists, overlay welders and a host of other hard to find people who have the right skills that place them in high demand.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean we are suffering for lack of skilled employees.
Our area has a LOT of skilled employees and due to the ability of our K-12 schools, the Career Tech campuses, Oklahoma Baptist University and St. Gregory’s University, we are constantly producing more skilled individuals who are meeting the needs of today’s businesses.
While we may need to help focus a bit more effort and attention on some of the higher demand occupations where there are skilled employee shortages, don’t be lulled into the belief that we aren’t able to keep up with the demand that businesses in our area are clamoring for.
When it comes to developing or attracting the workforce that is needed for tomorrow’s jobs or even the coming decade’s employment opportunities, we like what our area is capable of producing.
Or as we like to tell our competitors, “Go ahead and underestimate us, that will be fun to watch.”
“Educators Notes”
Pottawatomie County Teachers…
Be sure to mark this date and time down on your calendar, August 7th, from 8:00 am till 12:30 pm. 
And why is that important?   Because someone we know is going to throw you a party….
If we have your attention, stay tuned, more details to come… AND be sure to save the date now.
“We Like ‘Em A Lot”
Oftentimes we are inspired by people who live among us who do so many great things in our community, and all the while have no desire to receive any type of recognition or acknowledgment.  
These are the kinds of people we hope our younger generations will choose to emulate and aspire to follow their examples of leadership.  This week we want to highlight someone who exemplifies what being a great community servant truly means. 
Without doubt, anyone who has lived in Shawnee for a short period of time knows about this person and their involvement in a wide range of activities.  If there is something great going on in our community, there is a very good chance this person is involved in one-way or another.
This mild mannered individual can often be found applying his time and talents at events at the Expo such the IFYR Rodeo, or working on projects that benefit the different Shawnee Wolves sports teams.  Whether he is helping to raise funds by cooking food or selling popcorn, his dedication to the community is obvious to all who witness his selfless service to others.
He seems to have a habit of being at the right place at the right time to help those who need some support, and just as quickly passing the credit for his efforts on to others.
Whether it is the civic club he works and participates with, or his own business, he constantly has a positive attitude about the community and has an unwavering desire to see it be a better place to live, work and play.
His attitude of doing what is best for the Greater Good of All, and always saying “It’s good to be in Shawnee” is contagious and hopefully is an attitude that will rub off on others.  It goes without saying, but we just have to say it, we need more people like him in our community.
The person we wish to recognize this week is Tim Barrick.  If you know Tim, give him a call, send him a note or an email, and tell him how much you appreciate all he does for Shawnee. And if you don’t know him, make yourself a note as someone you have to meet.  Your life will be better for knowing him.
A-1 Staffing & Recruiting Agency:  Visit http://www.a1staffingok.com/apply-now.php or contact Brandy Helm at brandy@a1staffingok.com or 405-788-0001
Absentee Shawnee Tribe:  http://www.astribe.com/astribe/?reload
BancFirst-Shawnee:  Contact Deloris Page at dpage@bancfirst.com
Black Hawk Casino:  Contact Shirley McCormick at shirley.mccormick@blackhawkcasino.org
Blue Zones:  Send resumes to jon.werger@healthways.com or visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=sharecare&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#
Buckle:  Apply online at http://corporate.buckle.com/careers following application contact the store to schedule interview at 405-878-0920 
Chick Fil A in Shawnee: Apply online only at http://www.work4cfashawnee.com/
City National Bank:  Visit https://www.cnb1901.com/ or contact 866-385-3444
City of Shawnee:  Visit http://www.shawneeok.org/jobs
Citizen Potawatomi Nation:  Visit http://www.firelakejobs.com/
Daliyah Greek House:  Contact Mazin at 580-235-8999 to set up an appointment and interview.  Restaurant located at 2033 N. Harrison, Shawnee OK.
Dickson Industries:  Visithttp://www.roadproonline.com
Eaton Corporation:  Apply online at www.eaton.com/careers, keyword Assembly
Enviro Systems:  Visit http://www.enviro-ok.com/careers/job-opportunities/ or email Personnel@enviro-ok.com
Express Employment Professionals:  Visit http://www.expresspros.com/ or contact David Kitts at 405-275-7575
Extreme Inflatables:  Visit http://extremeinflatables.com/EI/index.php.  To apply, contact us in person at 301 N. Oklahoma, Shawnee OK, call 405-878-0747or email apply@extremeinflatables.com
Farmers Insurance:  Contact Tim Seelig at 405-377-6671 or tim.binman@farmersagency.com
First National Bank:  Contact Darci Williams at 405-275-8830 or dwilliams@fnbokla.bank
First United Bank:  Contact Paul Bass at 405-273-6100 or paul@firstunitedbank.com
Freedom Personnel:  Contact Janet or Hyla at 405-275-9675
Gateway Pipeline LLC:  Visit http://www.gatewaypipeline.com and contact Kristin Paule at 405-275-0954
Georg Fischer:  Visit http://www.centralplastics.com, email Dani.Shields@georgfischer.com or call 405-878-3978
Global Production Solutions:  Visit http://www.globalproductionsolutions.com and contact Kristin Vinson at kvinson@gps-us.co
Indaco Metals:  Visit http://www.indacometals.com/ or contact Jordan McLaughlin at 405-273-9200
Jindal Films: Apply online at http://www.indeed.com/q-Jindal-Films-l-Shawnee,-OK-jobs.html or send resumes to careers@jindalfilms.com
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma:  Visit http://kickapootribeofoklahoma.com/ and contact Vasant Hanratagorn at 405-964-2075 ext. 107, 405-605-9390 or itoffice@kickapootribeofoklahoma.com
Mills Machine Company:  Send resume to Mills Machine Company at 201 N. Oklahoma Ave., Shawnee OK 74801 or email it to chuck@millsmachine.com
Norwesco:  Email Coy Carpenter at coy.carpenter@norwesco.com
Oklahoma Baptist University:  Visit http://www.okbu.edu/businessaffairs/hr/jobs.html
Primrose Retirement Community:  Visit www.primrose-careers.com
Red Lobster:  Apply online at https://www.redlobster.com/employment/
Shawnee Milling Company:  Visithttp://www.shawneemilling.comand call Jane Lewis at 405-273-7003 ext. 314      
Shawnee News-Star:  Mail resume to Shawnee News-Star, PO Box 1688, Dept. 359, Shawnee OK 74802 or email to jalewis704@gmail.com
St. Gregory’s University:  Visit http://www.stgregorys.edu/about-us/employment Development Director and Systems Analyst – All interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume and references to hr@stgregorys.edu.
TDK Ferrites:  (Workforce Oklahoma representing TDK) Contact Malisa Daniel at 405-275-2100 ext. 397 or by email at malisa.daniel@us.tdk.com
United Dynamics, Inc.:  Visit http://united-dynamics.com/ and contact Michelle Needham at 405-275-8041 ext. 280
Vyve Broadband:  Visit http://www.vyvebroadband.com/careers.html, call Angela at 914-234-8325, email employment@vyvebb.com and send resumes to career@vyvebb.com
Wolverine Tube:  Visit http://www.wlv.com/ and contact Express Employment Professionals  at 405-275-7575
HOW TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL JOBS:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY5Z_pfFUK4
OBU –     Contact Oklahoma Baptist University and send them your job postings.  They can screen them and will be happy to
                  share them on their website.  – Visit their job board at https://okbu-csm.symplicity.com/
OSU –      Contact the Shawnee area Employer Development Coordinator Alicia Jackson (alicia.jackson@okstate.edu, 405-945-
8617) today to develop your personalized recruiting plan to Hire OSU Grads!
Shell Building Information:  http://sedf.biz/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Shell-Building-Flyer1.pdf
Downtown Façade Grant Program – The Historic Shawnee Alliance Is Now Accepting Applications
For a complete list of guidelines and the application, visit the HSA’s web site at: www.historic- shawnee.com or contact HSA member and city planning director, Justin DeBruin, at 878-1616.
June 8:  Oklahoma Historical Society Banquet – Citation of Merit for Historic Shawnee Alliance
6:15p at Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, OKC OK
Register and purchase tickets at http://www.preservationok.org/2017-preservation-conference.html
June 10:  52nd Faith 7 Bowl – All Star High School Basketball Games
1:30p at Noble Complex on OBU Campus
For advanced ticket information contact faith7bowl@gmail.com
June 14:  SEDF Board Meeting
9am at SEDF Conference Room, 131 N. Bell, Suite 208, Shawnee OK 74801
Additional Dates:  7/12/17; 8/9/17; 9/13/17; 10/11/17; 11/8/17; 12/13/17
July 4:  SEDF Office Closed for Independence Day
Additional Dates: 09/04/17 Labor Day; 11/10/17 Veteran’s Day; 11/23-24/17 Thanksgiving; 12/25-26/17 Christmas
August 7:  Celebrate Pottawatomie County Teachers, sponsored by Avedis Foundation
8am-12:30pm at Heart of OK Exposition Center, 1700 W. Independence St., Shawnee OK
August 17:  Job Fair
9a-1p at Galilee Baptist Church, 1025 E. 9th St., Shawnee OK 74801
Third Friday Each Month:  Downtown Block Party, presented by the Shawnee Art Guild
5-8pm in historic downtown Shawnee.  For more information, call 405-432-4131
Shawnee Senior Center Events:
Savvy Seniors: http://savvysenior.org/seniorresources.htm
English as a Second Language Class
6-8pm every Tuesday and Thursday, Pioneer Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee OK 74801.  Call Janie Davis at 405-273-3334 to register.
Yoga In The Park
6:30pm Every Tuesday at Sister City Park located at the intersection of Legacy and Airport Drive, Shawnee OK
Shawnee Little Theatre:
For show listings and more information, visit http://www.shawneelittletheatre.com or call 405-275-2805
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